Flanders Classics CEO: Cycling needs its stars

Riders on the start line for a virtual Tour of Flanders
The Virtual Tour of Flanders (Image credit: Flanders Classics)

It's fair to say that no one was prepared for a global coronavirus pandemic and, in particular, the entire infrastructure of professional cycling was thrown into chaos by the mass cancellation of events. The road scene, normally brimming with top events in April, has fallen utterly silent.

That changed for one far-too-short hour on Sunday, when Flanders Classics managed to pull off a mad-scramble, last-minute effort to hold a 'virtual' Tour of Flanders.

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